Tags: microservices

How a Small Team Keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at Bay

Ian Downes is engineering manager for the compute platform team at Twitter. His team of about 10 engineers and a few other staffers buoys a platform providing container infrastructure to much of the stateless services powering twitter.com and its advertising business. Downes spoke recently at ...
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The Cloud Native Application Lifecycle Difference: Continuous Change

Embracing cloud native applications means changing how we think about, develop, and deploy applications. This shift is not just technological. It impacts the structure of organizations, as teams align to common business outcomes. Analyst Steve O’Grady at Redmonk has a great explanation of cloud...
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Avoid Complex Infrastructure When Building Simple Things

3 suggestions on how to stay simple and avoid complexity. “You don’t understand — as soon as I install consul, set up service discovery for my microservices, build my own containerized continuous integration pipeline to build my code from source using my custom language-specific Dockerfile and set...
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Microservices With Apache Camel

The Apache Camel community introduced a new release a few months ago with a set of components for building microservices.  The new key component for microservices support is ServiceCall EIP, which allows calling a remote service in a distributed system where the service is looked up from a service...
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Mesosphere Extends Data Services Reach

As critical as container orchestration itself might be, most IT organizations view that capability as the means to a larger end. To drive that point home even further, Mesosphere this week has released an update to its DC/OS platform that provides access to more than 100 different data services...
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Serverless: Redefining DevOps

TL; DR There is a dramatic shift underway in how many in house, and commercial, DevOps tools are being created and used The growth in interest in serverless computing continues at pace, and for many organisations serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda, Azure Functions or Google Cloud Functions ...
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IT Workers Say Their Companies Are Migrating to Virtual Infrastructures, Study Says

An overwhelming 86 percent of respondents to a Chef survey of IT practitioners have completed or are in the progress of migrating from a physical infrastructure to a virtual one. Chef interviewed more than 1,500 global IT workers that use Chef servers and found that many emerging and legacy...
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Orchestrate CockroachDB with Kubernetes

This page shows you how to orchestrate the deployment and management of an insecure 3-node CockroachDB cluster with Kubernetes, using the beta StatefulSet feature. Running a stateful application such as CockroachDB on Kubernetes requires using some of Kubernetes' more complex features at a beta...
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Three Overlooked Lessons about Container Security

I’ve just joined container security specialists Aqua Security and spent a couple of days in Tel Aviv getting to know the team and the product. I’m sure I’m learning things that might be obvious to the seasoned security veteran, but perhaps aren’t so obvious to the rest of us! Here are three aspects...
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Introduction to gRPC

The hot new buzz in tech is gRPC.  It is a super-fast, super-efficient Remote Procedure Call (RPC) system that will make your microservices talk to each other at lightspeed, or at least that’s what people say.  So this article will take a quick look at what it is, and how or when it can fit into...
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